Projects and Processes: Measurement

Authored by: Christof Ebert

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ESE-120044945

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Abstract

Our world and our society are shaped and increasingly governed by software. Since software is so ubiquitous and embedded in nearly everything we do, we need to stay in control. We have to make sure that the systems and their software run as we intend—or better. Software measurement is the discipline that ensures that we stay in control. Software measurement applies to products (e.g., performance engineering), processes (e.g., productivity improvement), projects (e.g., estimation), and people (e.g., engineering skills). This encyclopedia entry will briefly introduce to software measurement and then focus on measurement for projects and processes.

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